RTÉ News 11 June 2021:
RTÉ will carry out essential maintenance of the Long Wave (LW) transmitter in Clarkstown, Co. Meath from 15th June 2021 for two months during which period RTÉ Radio 1 will not be available on LW 252. These works are necessary to ensure that RTÉ can continue to broadcast RTÉ Radio 1 on LW.
This essential maintenance of the transmitter was due to be carried out in 2020 but was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. For the health and safety of those carrying out the works, the transmitter must be switched off for the works period, until Saturday 14th August (estimated). Furthermore, the works must be completed during the summer months when there is better light and weather conditions.
The works will be carried out by RTÉ Transmission Network (2rn), a wholly owned subsidiary of RTÉ, responsible for the distribution and transmission of the programme services of RTÉ radio and television, as well as TG4 television, Virgin Media television and Today FM.
During this period, listeners will continue to have a wide range of choice to access RTÉ radio services which are available at www.rte.ie/keeplistening.
More here: https://about.rte.ie/2021/06/11/essential-maintenance-of-rte-longwave-transmitter/
Mike Terry to longwaveradiolistening groups.io (2021-06-12)